This is one of a series of interviews initially completed (circa 1995) by the Milton Historical Society (http://miltonhistoricalsociety.ca) as part of the production of the book "Milton Remembers WWII 1939-1945". The date commemorated the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII. Ten years later (circa 2005) a series of new interviews were completed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII. Several veterans of Milton and the surrounding community were interviewed by MHS staff to document their experiences in Milton, their service to Canada (or other allied force) and the impact that this had on their life. This is the interview of Flight Sergeant Douglas Bacon of the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force). An army cadet (Halton Rifles) and a solo pilot prior to the war, Douglas was assigned as a gunner who flew âlow levelâ operations for mining, bombing and supply delivery. Anti-aircraft guns eventually took out their plane and he spent 10 weeks recovery in an experimental Burn Unit in England. This interview was conducted by Kay Bounsall in January 2006.
For further information on the men and women of Milton Ontario Canada who served in the Canadian Armed Forces, please refer to the Milton Historical Society web site at http://miltonhistoricalsociety.ca/miltonsoldiers/, or contact the MHS at firstname.lastname@example.org as required.